Office of the Registrar
Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards (2008/2009)
3.4 Faculty of Education

The following are available to students in the Faculty of Education based on a recommendation from the Dean.

The Gordon Billard Award in Education

A donation has been made to Memorial University of Newfoundland by Mr. Gordon Billard for the purpose of establishing a fund to provide financial assistance to Education students who live at the University's Harlow campus while undertaking approved studies in Great Britain. The award is intended to enhance the student's educational experience in Britain. Its value will be based on the annual interest on the fund. It will be awarded during the Spring semester by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards upon the recommendation of the Dean of Student Affairs and Services. Academic achievement and financial need will be considered.

The Chesley and Katherine Brown Bursary

This bursary, valued at a portion of the income on the endowment, has been established by the children of the late Lieutenant-Colonel and Mrs. William Chesley Brown. Lt.-Colonel Brown (1899-1962) guided the Salvation Army’s educational program for thirty-five years. For the final twelve years he served as the Superintendent of Education for the Salvation Army within the Department of Education. Mrs. Lt-Colonel Katherine England Brown (nee Cave; 1900-1977) taught at the Salvation Army Training College for Officers and was active in the Home and School Association of the Salvation Army College for a number of years. Candidates must be full time undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need and clear academic standing. The Bursary will be awarded to students in the Faculty of Education, with preference for those entering their first year. The bursary is renewable as long as the recipient remains in clear academic standing and continues as an undergraduate student in the Faculty of Education. The bursary will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Dean, Faculty of Education.

The Bruton Scholarship Fund

Dr. F.A. Bruton, friend and colleague of J.L. Paton, taught Nature Study to teachers in three successive Memorial University College summer schools, from 1926-28, at Paton's request. At his death in 1930, Dr. Bruton made a bequest to the College from which two Bruton Scholarships are awarded.

These scholarships, valued at $500.00 each, are awarded annually to students who have demonstrated interest in Plant Biology. One award will be available to a student majoring in Biology whose special interest is in the field of Plant Biology. The second award will be available to an Education student whose main area of interest is in the teaching of science, in particular, plant biology. In the absence of a suitable candidate from the one department, two awards may be made by the other department in accordance with the above conditions. Academic ability and financial need will be taken into consideration in making these awards. They will be made by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards acting on the advice of the department concerned.

The William J. FitzGerald Memorial Bursary

This Bursary was donated by Barbara C. FitzGerald in memory of her father, William J. FitzGerald (1897-1971) who was a St. John's businessman for many years. The award, valued at the annual interest on an endowment, is directed at a full time student in the Faculty of Education with first preference to students in the high school program who demonstrate scholarship standing and financial need. In the event that an eligible student in the high school program is not available in a given year, the Bursary will be awarded to a Bachelor of Education student in one of the other programs as deemed appropriate by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards upon recommendation of the Dean, Faculty of Education.

The Carrie E. Hodder Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship, valued at the annual accrued interest on an initial endowment, has been established by the husband of the late Carrie E. Hodder as a tribute to her 36 year contribution to education as a teacher in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. It will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards upon the recommendation of the Dean, Faculty of Education on the basis of scholarship standing to students enrolled in Elementary Education.

The Dr. Ethel M. Janes Memorial Scholarship in Education (Undergraduate)

From a sum of money endowed to Memorial University of Newfoundland by the late Dr. Ethel M. Janes, one scholarship valued at $2,000.00 will be awarded annually on the basis of scholastic achievement. Dr. Janes, a Professor of Education at Memorial University of Newfoundland for twenty-eight years, devoted most of her professional career to study, research and teaching in primary and elementary education. Her contribution to the development of primary and elementary teacher education program within the faculty was significant, as was her influence on primary and elementary education in the schools. Two generations of prospective teachers were her students.

This scholarship will be awarded upon completion of the second year of studies at Memorial University of Newfoundland to a student enrolled in the primary/elementary education program as a first degree. Instalments of $1,000.00 each will be awarded in two successive academic terms; and the scholarship is renewable for two years provided first-class standing is maintained. This award will be made by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Dean, Faculty of Education.

The Grace Layman Scholarship in Education

This scholarship, valued at a minimum of $1,000.00 is the gift of Professor Grace Layman who devoted her life to the development of educational drama in Newfoundland. It is awarded to a student from the Faculty of Education at Memorial University of Newfoundland who has demonstrated ability and interest in drama education. The award will be made by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Dean, Faculty of Education.

The Effie and Leander Mercer Scholarship

The scholarship was established by Dr. Jean Mercer in honour of her parents, Effie and Leander Mercer. Valued at the annual interest on the endowment, an award will be made alternately to a third year student in Medicine, Engineering and Post-Secondary Education (formerly Vocational Education). In any given year, if no student is eligible in the designated faculty it may be awarded to a student in one of the other two faculties. The successful student must have done most of his/her studies as a mature student. It will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the basis of scholarship standing and a recommendation of the respective Dean. Financial need must also be taken into account.

The A. Baxter Morgan Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship has been established by Lorraine, spouse of the late Mr. Morgan. He began his career as a teacher after graduation from Memorial University College. Later, he operated his own business in Newfoundland until his retirement to Clarke's Beach. It will be valued at $500.00 annually and will be awarded to a full-time student in the second year of the Faculty of Education program. This scholarship will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the basis of scholarship standing and a recommendation from the Dean, Faculty of Education.

The John M. and Elsa S. Morgan Scholarships

These scholarships have been bequeathed to the University by the late Dr. John M. Morgan, B.Sc., M.D., and have been named to commemorate Dr. Morgan and his wife Elsa. Up to twenty-five scholarships will be made available annually to undergraduate students who have completed at least one year of studies at Memorial University of Newfoundland within the areas specified below and who will be continuing in these programs. The scholarships, valued at a minimum of $1,000.00 each, will be disbursed as follows:

  • - up to five to the Faculty of Medicine
  • - up to four to the School of Nursing
  • - up to four to the Faculty of Education
  • - up to four to the Department of Philosophy
  • - up to four to the Department of Anthropology
  • - up to two to the Department of Religious Studies (with preference to students of comparative religions)
  • - up to two to students in Newfoundland Studies

The scholarships will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the basis of scholarship standing and a recommendation from the appropriate Dean/Director/Department Head. Preference will be given, where possible, to students from the Port-de-Grave District.

The Dr. M.O. and Grace Morgan Harlow Bursary

This bursary, valued at a portion of the annual accrued interest on an endowment to Memorial University of Newfoundland from the estate of Dr. and Mrs. Morgan, was established to encourage and assist undergraduate students to attend the University's Harlow Campus. It is open to full-time Memorial University of Newfoundland students attending the Harlow Campus. Up to three bursaries of equal value will be awarded annually to two students in the Faculty of Education (one each in the Spring and Fall semesters) and one to a student in any field of study (in the Winter semester). An application is required to identify those students planning to attend Harlow in the winter semester only and may be obtained from the Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards Office, Room 4018, University Centre. Bursaries awarded in fall and spring will be based on a recommendation from the Dean, Faculty of Education. These bursaries will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards.

The Newfoundland & Labrador Teachers' Association Scholarship

From a sum of money donated to the Anniversary Fund by the Newfoundland & Labrador Teachers' Association, a $500.00 scholarship has been established at Memorial University of Newfoundland. This scholarship will be awarded annually on the basis of academic excellence and character to a senior student enrolled in the Faculty of Education. The award will be made by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards acting on the recommendation of the Dean of Education.

The Patti Lynn Noonan Memorial Harlow Travel Bursary

This Bursary, valued at a portion of the income from the endowment, is established in memory of Patti Lynn Noonan by her family. Patti-Lynn’s motto was "Live life to the fullest and appreciate it and always tell the people you love that you love them". Patti Lynn will always be remembered for her smile, her laughter, her love of life, her devotion to family, friends and the students in her care, her courage and her determination. Patti Lynn’s experience at Harlow was a highlight of her time at Memorial University of Newfoundland. The purpose of the Bursary is to enable the recipient to travel outside of Harlow while studying at Memorial University of Newfoundland's Harlow campus. To be eligible, students must have demonstrated financial need, be in good academic standing, and be accepted to study at the Harlow campus. Preference will be given to students enrolled in the Faculty of Education. The bursary will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards based on the recommendation of the Dean of the Faculty of Education.

The Mary O'Keefe Memorial Scholarships

These scholarships were established with a bequest from Mary O'Keefe. Valued at a portion of the annual interest on the endowment, they will be awarded to two full-time students entering the first year of a program in the Faculty of Education. These scholarships will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the basis of scholarship standing and a recommendation from the Dean, Faculty of Education.

The Dr. Hugh O'Neill Education Scholarship

This scholarship is the result of a generous donation to Memorial University of Newfoundland by The O'Neill Foundation. One scholarship valued at $2,500.00 will be awarded annually to a full-time undergraduate student in the Faculty of Education at Memorial University of Newfoundland. In awarding the scholarship, first preference will be given to a student from a third world country but in the event of no such eligible student in a given year the scholarship may be awarded to another education student. It will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the basis of scholarship standing, financial need and a recommendation from the Dean, Faculty of Education.

The Dr. Herbert Lench Pottle Scholarship

This scholarship has been established by the family of Dr. Pottle who served as a member of the Commission of Government (1947-49) and as the Minister of Public Welfare (1949-55) in the Government of Newfoundland. His career also included educational administration, magistrate, author and member of the first Board of Regents at Memorial University of Newfoundland. Valued at the annual interest on the endowment, this scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate student in the Faculty of Education. Preference will be given to residents of Newfoundland and Labrador. The scholarship will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the basis of scholarship standing and financial need and a recommendation from the Dean, Faculty of Education.

The Dr. Herbert Lench Pottle Scholarship in Education

This scholarship has been established by Helen Louise Wesanko in memory of her father, Dr. Herbert Lench Pottle. Valued at a portion of the income on the investment, the scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate student in the Faculty of Education with preference given to students who are entering the Faculty. The student must be a native-born Newfoundlander or a graduate of a Newfoundland High School. The scholarship will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the basis of scholarship standing and a recommendation from the Dean, Faculty of Education.

Scott Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship, established by Winslow and Eileen Scott in memory of their late son Bradford, a former student of Memorial University of Newfoundland, is valued at not less than $500.00. In awarding this scholarship, preference will be given to students in the Bachelor of Education Intermediate/Secondary Program who have completed the Bachelor of Physical Education or Bachelor of Physical Education (Co-operative) degree at Memorial University of Newfoundland. If a suitable candidate cannot be found in this category it will be awarded to a senior student in the Bachelor of Physical Education or Bachelor of Physical Education (Co-operative) program who is doing the teaching option. The scholarship will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the basis of scholarship standing and upon a recommendation approved by the Dean, Faculty of Education and/or the Director, School of Human Kinetics and Recreation.

Ron and Gwen Seary Memorial Scholarship

Two scholarships from the interest on a fund established by the family, colleagues and students of Ron and Gwen Seary shall be awarded. One scholarship shall be given to a student beyond second year who is majoring in English Language and Literature and who is recommended by the Head of the Department. One scholarship shall be awarded to a student in Primary/Elementary Education who shows promise in Art Education and who is recommended by the Dean, Faculty of Education.

Travel Management Harlow Scholarship

This scholarship, valued at $200.00 per semester, was established by Travel Management to assist Education students from Memorial University of Newfoundland who wish to pursue their studies at the Harlow Campus in Harlow England. It is available only to students in the Faculty of Education who attend the Harlow Campus and will be awarded on the basis of scholarship standing and need. It will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards upon the recommendation of the Dean, Faculty of Education.

The Tony Walsh Scholarship

This scholarship has been established by a donation from James A. Martin in memory of Tony Walsh, teacher 1898-1994. Valued at $800.00 it will be awarded to a student entering their second year of undergraduate studies in the Faculty of Education. The scholarship will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the basis of scholarship standing with preference given to students who have demonstrated leadership, determination and dedication.